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Big, physical defender who excels in his own zone. He has a heavy shot but appears to lack significant offensive upside at the pro level.


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July 2022 – The Anaheim Ducks have selected Warren in the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 42nd overall. Nick Richard

May 2022 – Warren has steadily climbed the ranks in public draft circles this year, due in large part to his NHL-ready frame and refined defensive game. He produced at a moderate rate for a draft-eligible defenceman, tallying five goals and 19 assists through 62 games with Gatineau in the QMJHL but he was a consistently positive contributor on the other side of the puck.

The first thing that stands out about Warren when you see him play is just his sheer size, standing at 6-5 and already weighing in over 210 pounds before his 18th birthday. He puts that large frame to good use, consistently finishing his checks and winning battles along the boards or in front of his net. Warren is a fine skater, albeit with slightly heavy feet, and maintains good gap control when defending the rush. He is adept at taking away space with good reach and stick placement, often leading with a stick check before closing on attackers and finishing them with a solid body check. When he gets engaged in a battle along the boards, he manages to come away with the puck or move it to safety more often than not. Warren has been able to effectively control the net-front in the defensive zone at the junior level, using his size and strength to box out opposing forwards. While that will prove more difficult as he progresses towards pro hockey, he has the physical strength and understanding to translate those abilities. With the puck on his stick, he can make a strong first pass and shake the occasional forechecker at the junior level but aside from his heavy point shot, there isn’t a lot of flash in his offensive game. I think a part of that is the player understanding his strengths and playing within himself – something that displays a level of maturity. If Warren is able to reach his potential as a physical, shutdown defender, his limited offense won’t be much of a concern. There are sure to be clubs interested in the hulking blueliner as early as the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 15, 2004
Height 6‘5”
Weight 225 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 2; Overall: 42

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Montréal Ice StormBrick Invitational6 0 22 4|Playoffs1 0 11
 2016-2017 CCL Dynamiques M15 AAAQM15AAA6 1 01 0|        
 2017-2018 CCL Dynamiques M15 AAA EQM15AAA E30 3 1114 32|        
 2018-2019 Coll. Charles-Lemoy. RiverainsQM18AAA39 3 1215 78|Playoffs3 0 00
 2019-2020 Coll. Charles-Lemoy. RiverainsQM18AAA32 1 78 28|        
  Coll. Charles-Lemoy. RiverainsChallenge Midget AAA CCM3 1 12 2|        
  Canada U16 YOG4 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Gatineau OlympiquesQMJHL29